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. that that make it a better, safer, more walkable community considering we're a transit-first city. i have also worked in public transit and worked in the school district government. so i hopefully you kindly consider my appointment to seats 1, 2, 3 or 4. >> thank you, mr. walker. is there any other public comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is now closed. [ gavel ] and again i know that supervisor farrell was not here at our last committee hearing. we did hear from mr. daniel weaver, miss veronica garcia, mr. henry kevane and mr. william walker who just spoke again just now. so thank you to the other applicants who are here again today. supervisor campos. >> thank you, madame chair. and thank you to all of the applicants who have come out. and for your interest in serving the city and county of for instance. it's always hard when you have more applicants that you have seats. i think any one of these applicants would do a great job in this position. so it's unfortunate that we only have six seats for nine applicants. so my hope is that whatever happens if for some reason you a
if it's possible or not. but i think we should require nert training. we're in a city that the first-responders, even if you had a gazillion firefighters, first of all, most of them don't live here unfortunately and secondly we're going to need all of us when it comes to a big earthquake. when you get this training they say 80% of the people will be needing to be helped. very minorly injureded and then we'll have the training to help them. so i think that would be a really awesome thing if we could all be nert trained and require it. >> mr. resignato, is this time card 3 or 4 for you? >> this is 3. >> from what it sounds like, Û: think i need to become a nert, because i'm a nerd already, but i could become a nert. i love the prevention questions. keep them coming. i'm passionate about prevention. there is a simple thing to make sure that when our earthquake hits we can do what is called "shelter in place." we can keep people in their homes. basically we have lot of multi-family homes with soft understories with a garage, but there is a lot of weight on top. what happened in the
important to scoot, the first is that mayor lee is working hard to make this city an even better place to start and grow a new business, and second, he's been a toothless support of electric vehicles to improve san francisco's environment and the global environment as a whole so please welcome mayor ed lee. >> michael, matt, congratulations to scoot, yes. scoot and san francisco, well, let me first of all put this in some little perspective that i know, i know that we just announced last week, eb week in san francisco to the delight of so many people who want to just have modes of transportation, multiple modes of transportation in a city that are also environmentally friendly and to contribute that reducing our fossil fuels, we are in san francisco world citizens after all and i know it's exciting for ed risken, our mta manager, he and i were excited to talk about different modes of transportation as we create all these exciting events to come to san francisco. i know it's exciting for board president david chiu, we tried to put pods for car sharing in neighborhoods on public streets
. so the question is, is this a good deal for the city. the first question that comes up, to be honest, goes to the last point -- last couple of points that mr. rose made. this company bought this for $21 million. over the course of a 20-year lease we will pay about $70 million in rent. even if we hadn't just spnt the $21 million, if we had financed that purchase, you are talking about paying $34 million to actually own the property and have that asset. instead, we are talking about spending $70 million in rent. after 20 years we're not going to own that property. so what happened here in terms of, you know, managing the writer's money. you and i have had the conversation, the challenges the mta has had to en counter the last few years. the county transportation gave the mta * $7 million because there was a shortfall in the budget so that, you know, we could lessen the impact of the service cuts that had to be made by the mta. and yet we have a situation that we could have bought this property for $21 million. maybe as high as $34. why didn't that happen? >> okay. thank you, supervisor
it is an issue that affects the entire city. one of the first things i did as supervisor was to call a hearing on how the city works on the abatement of bed bugs and on march 28th we heard from over 100 residents, advocates and affordable housing developers about the impact that this has on people's lives. so, today i'm asking you to support this legislation which would address three main issues. one, the legislation requires the city provide clear and accessible information on how to properly abate bed bug infestation and the rules and responsibilities for tenants, landlords, and pest control operators. two, in doing our due diligence we looked at what other jurisdictions have done to address this issue and decided to include them in our legislation and have decided to include in our ledthtion asian a provision in new york city administrative code. this will require a property owner or property manager to disclose to prospective tenants written disclosure of the bed bug infestation and abatement history only upon request. third, we require pest control operators to report to dph on a monthly
not understood] and poetry teacher and poet susan [speaker not understood], i wanted to first introduce our first honored guest, alejandro [speaker not understood], he's the sixth poet laureate for the city and county of san francisco. and can alejandro come forward? there he is. (applause) >> i wanted to first say he's a unique artist and community person. he follows in the footsteps of our first poet laureate, learn serangeti in '98, [speaker not understood] in 2000, deborah major in 2002, jack cushman in 2006, and dianne de prima in 2009. and he moved to san francisco in the early '70s from los angeles, but really has become embedded in the mission district. and i know that supervisor campos is going to make a couple of remarks in a moment. alejandro, i know, is a great teacher at san francisco state where i taught many years. his students see him as a mission visionary. he's also someone that works collectively with other poets. i pulled this off my shelf, alejandro from 1975 from third world communications with the intro by maya angelou. [speaker not understood]. you were an early leader i
you, louis. i want to take the opportunity first to thank this group of volunteers that has worked the last 10 months to put this event together. they are wonder of people and wonderful citizens in the city and county of san francisco to make this thing happen. i want to thank also the agencies of the city that have worked with us. first of all, the department of emergency management. we've become really kindred spirits in this whole process and we have been working with the poor, we've been working with the fire department, the police department, and who knows where else in this city. but there's just a lot of things i guess most of all martha cohen works with us on this. thank you for all you do to make this happen. i do want to say the importance of the mission of the disaster response, we have a saying in the marine corps, never put yourself in a position where you have to introduce yourself from the battle field. get to know each other before something happens. and that's what this is about. and we've gotten to know these military and these civilian folks that are going to hav
years ago in the city. last night i found myself shepherding racoons and cats not only out of my yard but out of my house first. i consider that the quintessential san francisco animal experience. so, in terms of experience, i've spent the last two years navigating a large and steep learning curve sunshine law, the health codes, learning to build coalitions, getting to know supervisors. and i would ask you to reappoint me so that i can continue my work on behalf of all san francisco's animals. thank you. >> thank you. susanna, i did have a quick question. first of all, thank you for your service on the commission already. could you speak to one issue or a legislation that you took particular interest in over your term as a commissioner? something that you worked on that you prioritized during your term. >>> okay. yes, i think the first thing that comes to mind is the fate of the ferrel cat kohl i inin the west end of golden gate park. and i was asked by community leaders to come out and look at the site. and we talked with rec and park about maintaining good habitat for this establish
from the treasure island island authorities and michael to present for the city and county of san francisco. we will have presentations first. we may have questions from colleagues, including myself. and then we will open up for public comment. and this is a time to give feedback and also questions and concerns to us on the board. and then we'll continue the conversation after that. i also want to acknowledge that many of our residents have been writing to us about the outages, the electricity outages that have been going on the island. well, that's not the subject of the hearing today, i just want to let you know that that's something that our office is working on. we're convening the public utilities commission and the city administrator's office and tida to see what we can do to support the aging infrastructure through which our electricity runs through. as many of you know, this is the infrastructure that -- well, actually we haven't inherited yet, but it's currently owned by the u.s. navy. it's aging. they haven't put in the investment to improve it mainly because when the ne
for the board to consider next week recognizing the 40th anniversary of the clean water act and our city's implementation of its federal regulation. as a result of this landmark legislation, our city public utility commission became the first in the country to implement a combined sewer system, 40 years later we begin renovation of the system. i think it is appropriate for us to reflect on how transformative the clean water act was on our system and the tremendous work being done by the puc to implement these regulations and ensure that our water systems are some of the most advanced in the country. and the rest i submit. thank you. >> thank you, supervisor cohen. supervisor wiener. >> thank you, madam clerk. today i am introducing a resolution -- today i am introducing a resolution to urge muni to prioritize funding for vehicle and equipment maintenance rehabilitation and purchase in light of deteriorating muni service. and i'm requesting this be heard at the hearing that i called for last week along with supervisors farrell, [speaker not understood] and chiu about muni's current operat
forward for us in making sure we can address the future risks of disaster in the city and i ask for your support. >> colleagues, can we take this item same house same call? without objection, this ordinance is passed in the first read. item 18. >> item 18 is an ordinance amending the planning code regarding the threshold for application of inclusionary a ffordable housing program. >> colleagues, same house, same call? supervisor kim. >> thank you. i just wanted to say a few words about this legislation before us today. as many of you know, this is legislation that follows the housing trust fund charter amendment which our board put on the ballot for this november of 2012. this legislation was really the conclusion of a very long process to build consensus for support to build more affordable housing here in the city and county of san francisco. as you know, we have already tried a few times, both in 2002 and 2006 to pass a bond to create to build affordable housing here in the city. both times and unfortunately those measures have failed. and i think through those efforts, many affordabl
francisco's first target store. it's the city target. it's going to be right here. it is right here on the second floor of the metreon. this is a new type of scale down target. 98,000 square foot store. 25% smaller than most of the target stores you are used to. last night mayor ed lee was here for a ribbon cutting for the new store. it's being billed as a target with a urban twist. target essentially expects that people will come here to buy fewer items but will make more frequent trips to stores like this one. again the doors opening shortly at 7:00 this morning. we are here. we haven't seen much of a line. but the doors open shortly. this is the soft opening. the official grand opening is this sunday. live this morning in san francisco alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. >>> all right time is 6:49. fortunately -- unfortunately if you are just joining us there is a big problem on the bay bridge. >> there is an accident that just cleared. the flashing lights are gone. the lanes have reopened. but the damage is done. it was an injury crash that blocked two lanes. including a motorcycl
'm going to take the opposite tact. i think the civil grand jury needs to caution itself. this is the first report i have seen where they have started analyzing private business practices. i think the civil grand jury should be about auditing city government. they are now geting into private business. i have some concerns about that, particularly when it's volunteers who frankly are not private business owners and don't necessarily know it. and these concerns really started to grow beyond just getting into private business affairs. the civil grand jury exercising legal analyses and providing legal opinion, which was the biggest concern that i had with their report last year on park merced. all of a sudden you have a report that has the stamp of the superior court and not one member of civil grand jury was an attorney and yet they offer a legal opinion. i think the civil grand jury in a sense needs to check itself and make sure it gets back to its original mission of auditing city government and focusing on all practices and refrain from fashioning itself as a city-attorney or refrain from b
appreciate your good work on this. >> good afternoon, sponsors, i will be brief. first our audit that was released in january, it there were two issues that i think relate to the proposed ordinance. the first is that our audit found that san francisco is falling short of the city's regional assigned goals, particularly for low and moderate income housing. while the city is on pace to meet two-thirds of its overall housing goal, at the current riterate of projection it will only achieve 16% for low-income housing and 25% for moderate income housing by 2015. the second issue relates to written reports that have been presented to the planning commission, which we found do not sufficiently explain how residential projects contribute to housing element goals. the department staff reports contained standardized language when discussing the basis for recommending entitlement approval, including finding that thes project conforms with the project code and enumeration of the housing element and applicable area plans that it advances. it also at the request of the planning commission, the
outside of their communities or out of san francisco. this is the first step of many that this board of supervisors can take to demonstrate that the city has learned lessons from the ills of redevelopment and has intentionally developed a plan to be more conscious of the families fact impacted by redevelopment type of activities. this legislation gives a family that is forced to move a choice in priority to return to the site where their homes once existed. it also begins to rebuild in addition to housing trust between residents and the developer teams charged with redeveloping the site. the high level concept of this legislation do the following: gives households the right to return provided that they have not been evicted. minimizes screening criteria in order to ensure that residents aren't somehow weed out and restricted from the new housing. income eligibility qualifications not be affected theriors city review of any relocation plans and entires [skphrao-eupbs/] with local beliefs. it also required a non-binding recommendation to be issued to the housing authority commission pr
winds. he plans to try again tomorrow. if he's successful, he will become the first skydiver to break the sound barrier. >>> the city of oakland wants an auto shop to pipe down. the "chronicle" reports that neighbors have complained about late-night noise and unruly behavior coming from the auto shop on brock hurst street. the lawsuit file has been filed and seeks $1,000 a day if the reported nuisance continues. >>> okay sal, what's going on with the mac maze? >> well, it's very slow. the traffic damage has been done. there is a huge backup that needs to unwind at the bay bridge. with any luck we'll start to look like normal. there is a lot of slow traffic just getting to the bridge. 580 is slow back to lakeshore and it's getting worse. let's move along and take at other traffic. west 80 from pinole to richmond, a minor crash. 7:23. let's go to -- i almost forgot the live pictures here at the end. i don't want to forget san jose. look at northbound 280. coming in as far back as 101, getting into the valley is slow. northbound 101 has been prty slow. one of my friends in the silicon va
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